The big news item is still a waiting game. We’ve filed our paperwork to become a 501(c)(3) in the United States. Usually, this process takes a month or two however it’s taking an extra long time to get our application processed. Joe contacted the Internal Revenue Service to inquire about the status of our application and was informed the application has been assigned to an agent for review on May 29th. This means we should be hearing back within the next 30-45 days.
Hosted Service News
The hosted service suffered some rough performance issues in late May which unfortunately affected a few events. The Leadership Team dug into the issues and worked with our hosting provider Platform.sh to get the issues resolved. We have also moved to a newer region of their service so that we’ll have fewer issues. So far we have seen much improvement in the hosted service performance.
Open Source Project News
The Leadership Team has scheduled an internal Product Discussion meeting focused on defining what direction the hosted service needs to push towards to serve our users as best we can. The outcome of this meeting should provide the next 4-6 months of priority work around revamping the hosted service to better facilitate our users.
This past week was the 2019 Dutch PHP Conference in Amsterdam which featured a hackathon event where Joind.in was represented by Andreas Heigl & Jos Elstgeest from the Leadership Team. We had several contributors share pull requests and we’re excited to see new community contributors!